Sixth largest Florida district asks for $800 million bond referendum

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Broward County School Board members say they've helped repair the district's damaged reputation, so now they want taxpayers to help fix its severely damaged schools.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to ask voters in November to approve a 30-year, $800 million bond referendum. The money would be used to improve or replace decaying facilities and outdated technology. It would cost property owners an average of $50 a year, Superintendent Robert Runcie said

At least 30 schools in the district have roofs that needs to be repaired and some have buildings or portables that have been condemned.

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